Helping Customers Maximize Energy Efficiency by Revealing the Top Energy Saving Myths | Business Wire

2022-07-30 16:42:28 By : Ms. Celina Tang

Three Energy Saving Myths Debunked to Enhance Energy Efficiency this Summer

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE )--The prolonged extreme heat of the summer can increase energy bills, which is why Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) makes helping customers reduce costs a priority. There are simple steps, free tools, and programs to minimize the impact of summer heat on energy bills. Unfortunately, common misconceptions about efficiency can not only increase energy use but end up costing customers money.

Three Summer Energy Saving Myths

To improve energy efficiency in your home here are steps to avoid bill surprises as the mercury rises.

Customers can also enroll in Bill Forecast Alerts allowing PG&E to send notifications by email, text or phone if the energy bill is expected to exceed an amount set by you. This free and easy tool helps customers better manage their monthly energy bill and gives them time to reduce their home’s energy use before the next statement arrives. Other programs include Medical Baseline offering a lower monthly rate for customers with certain medical conditions and Budget Billing averaging out energy costs for more predictable monthly payments.

Additionally, eligible customers may be able to sign up for income-qualified programs offering a monthly discount including the California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE) and the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Programs. Some customers may also qualify for the Energy Saving Assistance Program offering free improvements to make the home more efficient, safe and comfortable.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit and